Thursday, August 11, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 11 - August 17

Everyone's busy with something in August. Vacations, prepping for back to school, home projects, and on and on. Good thing that are local breweries and bar owners are just as busy putting together fun and interesting beer events to give you a break from it all. Get out there and enjoy and stay cool.

Check out the entire August 2011 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.

@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Fri. 8/12 - Intro to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Sat. 8/13 - Next Step Brewing Class (1:00pm; $75)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Bethlehem, PA--- Wed. 8/16 - Intro to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40)

Tastings, samplings, and other promotions
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/12 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Long Trail)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 8/12 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Franzikaner)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Sat. 8/13 - Saturday Sampling (12:00pm-2:00pm; Free tasting samples of Stoudt's)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/13 - Fun With Blondes (3:00pm; PAYG for Goldihops, Ich Bin Ein Beliner Weisse, Keller Pils, Monkey Knife Fight, Saison De La Tete, and Triple Lindy)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 8/16 - Keep the Pint Night (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG to buy a Victory beer and take home a Victory Logo pint glass)

@Wegmans, Malvern, PA--- Fri. 8/12 - Victory Beer Sampling (5:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory beers)

More fun times with beer
@Craft Ale House, Limerick, PA--- Thu. 8/11 - Night of Fools (6:00pm; PAYG for Brugse Zot, Brugse Zot (unfiltered), and Brugse Dubbel)
@Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA to Lancaster County--- Sat. 8/13 - Craft Beer Bus Tour (11:00am-6:00pm; $65 for a tour that includes stops at Lancaster Brewing, JoBoys, and Union Barrel Works)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/13 - Pucker Up Sourfest (PAYG for a starting draft list with the likes of Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic, Russian River Sanctification, Petrus Aged Pale Ale, Allagash Confluence, Mikkeller USAlive, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernage, and then more to follow)

@Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/11 - With Love Beer Garden (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for an encore performance from Philly Beer Week featuring Dock Street, Sly Fox, Victory, and Yards)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/13 - Grey Lodge Goes Bollywood (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for costumes, music, dance numbers, and lots of IPAs like drafts Ballast Point Sculpin, Manayunk California Dreaming, Philadelphia New Bold, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, Sixpoint Chanouk IPA, Victory Yakima Twilight, and Firkins of Dock Street Rye IPA spiced with curry, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe with a little cardomom and/or mango, Yards Cape of Good Hope, and Yards IPA)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 8/13 - Bocce and Beer (12:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG as Dogfish Head, Evolution, Yards, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Stewart’s, Nodding Head, and Iron Hill all face off. Beers from all of the breweries, too.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/11 - A Philadelphia Ale & Arts Trolley Adventure (5:30pm-8:00pm; $35 for a pre-tour beer and a soft pretzel. Then, join a guide and weave through Philadelphia to learn the stories that bring the murals come to life. Plus, a stop at Yards Brewery)

Food and Beer
@Fonthill Museum, Doylestown, PA--- Fri. 8/12 - Bring on the Belgians (7:00pm-10:00pm; $28/$35 for a night of lectures, tutored tastings, hor d'oeuvres, and music. Participating breweries include: Forest and Main Brewing Company, Free Will Brewing Company, Keystone Homebrew, McKenzie's Brew House, Outta Hand Homebrews, Round Guys Brewery, and Yards Brewery. Dallas Vietty's Musette Project will play French accordion and gypsy music.)

@Gigi, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 8/17 - Victory Beer Dinner (5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm; $TBD for a 3-course dinner paired with Victory beers)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Wed. 8/17 - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $60 for a five-course meal served with Pangaea, Red & White, My Antonia, Chateau Jiahu, World Wide Stout, and Miles Davis Bitches Brew)

@Normandy Farm, Blue Bell, PA--- Thu. 8/11 - Caribbean Beer & BBQ (6:00pm-9:00pm; $31.95/$35.95 for Live Music, All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, and Unlimited Beer featuring Whirlwind Wit, Headwaters Pale Ale, Prima Pils, and HopDevil)

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